Week-ends (06/02/18)

A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of This Just In…

HEROES OF THE WEEK

Tax reform

President Trump and Senator Johnson

Ashley Taylor

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

‘Chemo Man’

Samantha Bee

Dems

Michael Rotondo

Jesse Duplantis

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.”
Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment after Roseanne Barr posted a racist tweet

“Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that ‘ABC does not tolerate comments like those’ made by Roseanne Barr. Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC. Maybe I just didn’t get the call?”
President Trump

“I apologize. I am now leaving Twitter. It was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting — it was memorial day too — I went 2 far & do not want it defended.”
Roseanne Barr

“I have to say something to Samantha Bee: thank you. Thank you for giving the Trump campaign a rather large in-kind contribution. Bee only made Trump’s base of support stronger, pushed others teetering on the line towards supporting the president, and only confirmed what we already know about the progressive left: they hate us.”
Columnist Matt Vespa

“Maybe we’re just in an era of fighting in the gutter. There’s also the notion that even if we’re in a race to the bottom, does the American voter care? If jobs are being created, if the economy is good, if more money is being added into your paychecks, are you really jolted by the president being a little kooky on Twitter? My bet: not much.’”
Columnist Matt Vespa

“I don’t know if we’ll ever be ready to go back to school. But I don’t want that last day to be my last memory of my senior year. I just want to know I can see all my classmates once again.”
Santa Fe High School senior Kaitlyn Richards on the day students returned to school following the mass shooting on May 18

“Why do we see kids being so violent? What’s out there? What makes them do that?” Because, as a nurse, I go back to root cause. And I think it’s a couple things. Pornography. It’s available. It’s available on the shelf when you walk in the grocery store. Yeah, you have to reach up to get it, but there’s pornography there. All of this is available without parental guidance. And I think that’s a big part of the root cause, that we see so many young people that have mental illness get caught in these places.”
Republican Rep. Diane Black of Tennessee cited pornography, along with the deterioration of the family and violent movies, as a contributing factor to gun violence in schools

“In God We Trust”
Hundreds of public schools in Louisiana will have to display the national motto of “In God We Trust” on their buildings by August 2019, after Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a bill into law. Public school authorities must now display the national motto in each building used by a school under its jurisdiction. The law also requires Louisiana’s social studies curriculum to teach students about the motto by the 5th grade, a provision that expands upon the existing law that orders schools to teach students about the U.S flag and other “patriotic customs.”

“Disney World announced they are finally serving alcohol at every restaurant in the Magic Kingdom. Parents will say, ‘These giant teacups are spinning too fast,” and the kids will be like, “We are not even on the ride yet.'”
Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

Milwaukee failed to protect lead-poisoned children by massive neglect and missteps

Collapse of moral values

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

Roseanne and the double standard

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